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Portland township, IA map Land area: 32.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 331 (all rural)
Males: 169  (51.1%)
Females: 162  (48.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 331 (292 owner occupied, 39 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

12%
State:

28%


Races in Portland township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 94.6%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 1.8%

Median age of males: 42.7
Median age of females: 42.0

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Average household size: 2.63

Portland township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.93

Estimated median household income in 2009: $28,909 ($23,750 in 1999)
This township:

$28,909
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $296 (lower quartile is $278, upper quartile is $322)
Here:

$296
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $105,372 (it was $71,200 in 2000)
Portland township:

$105,372
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,031 - $176,815

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $128,815
Here:

$128,815
State:

$151,570

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $28,920
Here:

$28,920
State:

$135,565

Mobile homes: $57,309
Here:

$57,309
State:

$29,315
Population density: 10 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

16.7%
Whole state:

9.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

6.8%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Portland (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Little Lime Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Portland township: Grovers Meadow (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

59% of Portland township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 5% lived in Iowa.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 258
  • Northeast: 3
  • Midwest: 37
  • South: 40
  • West: 25
Portland township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 186
  • One, attached: 2
  • 3 or 4: 2
  • Mobile homes: 31

Median worth of mobile homes: $37,500


Housing units in Portland township with a mortgage: 21 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 41

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 28
  • 1990 to 1994: 17
  • 1980 to 1989: 22
  • 1970 to 1979: 30
  • 1960 to 1969: 36
  • 1950 to 1959: 29
  • 1940 to 1949: 24
  • 1939 or earlier: 33

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Portland township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 30
  • 5 rooms: 40
  • 6 rooms: 35
  • 7 rooms: 19
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Portland township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 13
  • 5 rooms: 18
  • 6 rooms: 0
  • 7 rooms: 2
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Portland township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 51
  • 3 bedrooms: 75
  • 4 bedrooms: 4
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Portland township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 11
  • 3 bedrooms: 19
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Portland township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 38
  • 2 vehicles: 69
  • 3 vehicles: 21
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Portland township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 21
  • 2 vehicles: 6
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (22%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Social assistance (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (8%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Electricians (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (12%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Other financial specialists (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Art and design workers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Portland township:

  • United States or American (25.1%)
  • English (16.8%)
  • Irish (14.0%)
  • German (8.4%)
  • Scottish (4.5%)
  • Danish (3.4%)
  • Italian (2.8%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 113 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 15 (10%)
  • Walked: 4 (3%)
  • Other means: 2 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 9 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (53%)
  • Wood (26%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

98.9% of residents of Portland township speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 366
  • In family households: 314 (112 male householders, 18 female householders)
    103 spouses, 68 children (60 natural, 0 adopted, 8 stepchildren), 3 grandchildren, 4 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 4 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 52 (20 male householders (20 living alone)), 32 female householders (32 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 75 2-persons, 38 3-persons, 17 4-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 52 1-person,

64 married couples with children.
8 single-parent households (0 men, 8 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Portland township:

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